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Traité des instruments de martyre et des divers modes de supplice employés par les paiens contre les chrétiens; tortures et tourments des martyrs chrétiens. Tr. sur les originaux italien et latin

Published 1904

This is a french book on tortures and torments of the Christian martyrs, translated from the original Latin and Italian.

Publisher Paris : Carrington
Pages 345
Language French
Book contributor University of Toronto - CRRS Library for Renaissance Studies
Collection toronto

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Reviewer: bunnyman - - June 21, 2009
Subject: Feral House...
...put out the English translation of this a number of years ago. They added an appendix by an MD RE: the physical death of the Christ. They also added some illustrations of the torture techniques by famous artists and infamous murderers (like Charles Manson, Crispin Glover, Daniel Clowes, and Richard Ramirez). I think it's out of print, but if you can find one, it's pretty amazing.
Reviewer: Framan - - January 28, 2008
Subject: Reads a lot like History of Torture
Covering our dark past, this book documents various actions against Christian martyrs. There are a range of plates that have descriptions. I can't read French but Babel Fish translated the headings and the figure captions well enough to establish what is going on. A quality edition to a comprehensive library.
Reviewer: kimpossible - - January 19, 2008
Subject: To hippy fascist tendencies
"I suggest that this book be kept out of reach of children, and unstable individuals"and I suggest that you mind you're own bussiness.
(We really don't need not even a bit more of censorship

Focus on the martyres: you'll learn more.
Reviewer: poupoune5 - - November 16, 2007
Subject: Just for english speakers who might nont understand french
Although the book is in french, it is a translation of an italian book, so stop being so "anti-france".
The introduction clearly states that it has been translated because the subject is so odd...
Reviewer: lesgarsdelaroyal - - September 29, 2006
Subject: We are specialists
France has always been a great country for murders and torture. It's a heavy past to carry. But what we have done in the past, many people do that now. Isn't it worse ?
Reviewer: Christian Pecaut - - December 30, 2005
Subject: Lucky Bush Can't Read French
His military trainers look like they can.

C'est la vie... under the GOP.
Reviewer: longhair_hippy - - April 3, 2005
Subject: Keep out of reach of children (and immature adults)
Being a French speaker, I found this book quite disturbing, describing the most horrible torments afflicted to Christian Martyrs, as well as other historical figures from antiquity.

Is this work an example of sensationalism from times bygone, or a well researched thesis on man's inhumanity to man?

I suggest that this book be kept out of reach of children, and unstable individuals.
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